Sapp sounds off on Raiders again

Former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp has never been one to pull punches when it comes to his opinion. The future Hall of Famer was at it again on Friday during a chat on NFL.com, during which he took shots at the Raiders, quarterback JaMarcus Russell and argued that Nnamdi Asomugha is not the best cornerback in the NFL.

Warren Sapp spent four seasons with the Raiders but has been unrelenting in his criticisms of the franchise since leaving.

During an online chat on NFL.com on Friday, Sapp answered a multitude of questions about everything from who might be the NFL MVP candidates to what his favorite meal is. Sapp even found time to dish out a little love advice.

But his most caustic comments were saved for the Raiders.

Asked by a fan what he thought the problem with the Raiders is this season, Sapp replied: "Two words: AL CABLE. How do you like that one?????"

Later, the subject of quarterback JaMarcus Russell came up. Sapp again held nothing back.

"See Richard Seymour. In one week, he went from a playoff team, a dynasty, and then in a few weeks went to a team that can't beat a high school team. That tells you everything you need to know about Russell, right? Does that cover it for you?"

One San Diego fan questioned whether or not Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson's career was over. San Diego, of course, plays the Raiders this week, something Sapp feels will be a telling sign as to LT's status.

"If he doesn't run against the Raiders, I'm convinced it's over," Sapp replied. "It's the last week I'll say he has a chance to resurrect. I've seen spurts out of him ... but if he can't run against the Raiders at home -- it's his house -- he has to do it. If he can't, he's done."

Still going strong, Sapp was asked who he thought the best cornerback in the NFL was. The fan who offered the question added that he thought it was Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Sapp disagreed.

"The best CB is D-R-C," Sapp said, referring to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Arizona's first-round draft pick in 2008 who has three interceptions this season. "Nnamdi plays right corner. That's not the true test of a CB."

While Sapp has had some valid points in the past when he's talked about the Raiders, the big man is off target with that last comment in particular. Asomugha playing on the left side has convinced many offensive coordinators around the league to direct their passing games elsewhere. And while Rodgers-Cromartie is definitely playing well, Asomugha is more of a proven product while DRC is only in his second year.

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